Monday, November 27, 2006

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Back to Monday! It's been a crazy morning. First I post a short Monday Memory, and then I have an interesting post about a Free Rose Bush, which as we all know, you never get anything truly for Free!!

Here's a picture from the Pyramid of the Sun outside of Mexico City. There are two pyramids with very steep steps as you can see. The view from the top is breathtaking. The Valley of The Kings is so green and lush. Very gorgeous. Nothing like the dusty border towns of the SouthWest.

Yesterday my husband was looking through Craigslist. He found someone posting some Free Rose Bushes. He knew I wanted some, so he told me. Now here's where the catcher is. I would have to dig them up myself, and the woman lives about an hour from me. I asked her how the ground around the roses was, and she said it wasn't Too Bad. There were 5 bushes, and she would help me dig them out! To know me, I don't like things of beauty to die, so I decided to go and SAVE the Rose Bushes. When I got there, she wasn't there. The ground wasn't at all like she described. It was covered in grass, and a couple of the rose bushes were dead. The ground was rock hard, so I flooded the one rose bush, that was worth saving. I made the trek out there, so I wasn't coming home empty handed. After about an hour and one mud hole later, I pulled it out of the ground. Just as I've got the rose bush in the van, the woman pulls up and I told her I was only taking one, because it was getting late, and took longer than I thought! With my rose bush in tow, I head home. This is definetly a 3 hour tour!! Just as I am exiting the freeway, something comes off my car and gets trapped under my wheel. I'm scared half to death and shaking! Get out of my car which is still running fine, I decide to drive the mile home and check it out when I get there. What it was, was my tire separated and the top portion came off! So the end of the story, my tire from the Van I just bought was a 2001, and I'll probably have to buy 3 more tires! Free rose bush= 4 New Tires! Oh well, at least I'll have something pretty to look at!!

Everyone have a great Monday!

I'm still working on my Christmas card, but I figured them out to cost $6.00 total with postage. I'm using Marsha Zepeda's EZCard #2 . I haven't decided on a background, and I still need to take 4 pics of the kids, but I thought this would be a great way to do my cards this year!!


Looney Mom said...

Thank God you weren't hurt when your tire fell apart! But I love your perspective; at least you'll have something pretty to look at! You go girl!

Catch said...

That is gonna be one expensive rose bush! But the good thing is your ok. That tire separating could have caused an accident.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you actually went there and dug up those bushes! Talk about determination!


Karianne said...

Christine, I finally got a chance to look at your pages for scrapbooking and you are soooo talented! I do art journals, not scrapbooking, but seeing your creations may inspire me to try. Your post got me thinking about a rosebush story as well. Mine went better than yours, but still is a good story. Glad you are safe.

Anonymous said...

That's a wild story! Funny how things work out sometimes, huh? Sorry you had to get a new tire and work so hard for the free rose bush. It is a great story to tell though. :)